Friday, 9 April 2010

My first Sweet Pea!

I have been loving the Sweet Pea stamps that are around blogland at the moment, and I was so lucky to win one from the lovely Debby at Passion For Crafts, it was this gorgeous mermaid called September Rhythm. I now really want to get some more, they are a joy to play with. Now for those of you like me has only just had their Tim Holtz Qvc set 2 weeks ago, and just started to play, have you tried that Distress Rock Candy, wow what a result. I wanted my mermaid to look like she's just got out of the water and was all wet. So after my inks, H20's and stickles star dust was all dried, I covered the image in the Rock Candy. And this is the result.

My background is just plain card which I stamped using the V&A background stamp in Distress Inks Stormy Sky, The ribbon looks wonky on this, (why do my cards always look concaved in photo's) it is straight, and this gorgeous ribbon was a pressie and so are the gems in my flowers from the lovely Susie my DT Boss for my birthday. I know the gems are available on her on-line shop Die Cut Dreams.

The flowers are my own handmade, and the button dropped of my daughter knickers and I found it in the bottom of the washer and looks far better on my card than on her pants, will she notice?

The dream ticket I got from My friend Lisa from her shop here, and distressed it with stormy sky.

This is for:-

1. Crafts And Me - challenge ! - Sweet Pea, Fairies or Wings (I used a Sweet Pea)

2. Sketch And Stash - challenge 32 - Sketch

3. Paperplay Challenges - week 14 - Shiny Happy People (I used rock candy for an all over shimmer and stickles for the tail)

4. C.R.A.F.T. - challenge 45 - Free choice but with buttons

5. By The Cute And Girly - April challenge - Fairytales

6. Cute Card Thursday - challenge 107 - Mono-Mania (I used all blues)

7. Sweet Pea Stampers - week 3 - At the bottom of the garden (she is surrounded in flowers)

Please don't forget to be in with a chance of winning a fab Cricut, then join in the Fantasy challenge over at Sir Stampalot!

Have a great weekend, what ever you do

Happy crafting

Tracy x


Francesca said...

great card love all the shimmer

Sarah A said...

Hi tracy

Oh this is just gorgeous! How lovely these stamps are! I ordered 2 from who are UK stockists and have made a card on my blog here if you get time for a peek!

Oh there is a challenge for the Sweet Pea stamps and the theme this week is Fairies at the bottom of the garden - yours would be perfect for this (link on my blog post)

Sarah x

Susie Sugar said...

Beautiful card Tracy I love how you done the background and that image is very sassy
Thank you for tooting my shop for me you're a star darling
Hugs Susie xx

Rose said...

Great card, gorgeous image, I love all the shimmer on her! i love your flowers and papers too, thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck.

Rose xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Tracy,
I love the backing you have produced with your stamping. the image is beautifully done and I love your flowers. Great crafting.
Fiona x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Wow, I love this card Tracy. The image is beautiful and the glimmer looks gorgeous. I am sure your daughter won't notice the button!
Clare x

Jo said...

This is gorgeous Tracey, so sparkley, I love the result!! Hugs Jo x

Crafty Chris said...

Fabulous had to laugh at the button, my kind of crafter, I would love these myself yours is just stunning she looks so glittery and sparkly, stunning
Have a good weekend
Christine x

scrappyjacky said...

Hope the button wasn't a vital part of the knickers!!!
Lovely card.

Allison said...

lovely card and image


Good evening hunny you have done an absolutely marvellous job with this card hunny. I love that image you've used and the way you've used the rock candy is just perfect!! what a great idea hunny. Infact the rock candy is about the only thing i havn't yet used out of my QVC buy!! now i know how to use it! thank you for sharing your secrets! hope you have a fabulous weekend, and hope you will join us again next week at the Sweet Pea stampers challenge. Big hugs Linda x

Lisa Jane said...

what a lovely card - i just love the sparkles, and the buttin made me chuckle lol
Great to see you at BTC&G this month
Lisa ;)

stampinfrog said...

Tracy this is GORGEOUS! I love the sparkle on the image and have never heard of the rock salt technique! I am going to check it out!!!
Your coloring is so beautiful!

pinky said...

Oh wow Tracey, this is just stunning, she really does look like she has been swimming. Excellent card. Thanks for playing along at BTC&G this month. Hugs

Cheryl said...

oh this is gorjus hun i too am a fan of these stamps she looks beautiful,with all that sparkle hugs cheryl xx

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card, Tracy! I love the sparkle. Sleep well, hun!

Julie M said...

Lovely card, Tracey - I love the sparkly effect you've achieved - super result. Laughing at the story of the button - repurposing at its best!!!

Thanks for entering my challenge on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Crafteezee said...

Gorgeous Tracy, lost all th glitz. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our first challenge. Hugs Tracy x

Suzi said...

What a beautiful card, love the design and the button detail is fab. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Hugs Suzi x

scrappyjan said...

Tracy this is beautiful!!! Wanted to stop by and thank you for entering my candy..
happy weekend to you.. hugs, Janiel

Mervi said...

Oh wow, Tracy, this is gorgeous, have to have those images too!!!Great shine and the button was meant to be just there;-))m

Inger said...

Ohhh wowwww, such a sweet and beautiful card Tracy!!!! Lovely image and colours!!
Thank you for telling me about the victorian Prambulator as well!
Appreciate that!! :)
It's not always easy for a norwegian girl to find the correct words in english, but I'm still learning ;-)
Have a lovely weekend.

♥ Hugs, Inger

Annie said...

how fabulous is this! I love the image (and must get some soon) and the shimmer and sparkle really makes the card. thanks for joining in with us at CCT this week.
hugs, annie x

Teresa said...

Hello Tracy a lovely card with lots of glitter,
Thankyou for joining our 1st challenge at crafts and me good luck.
Luv Teresa xx

brenda said...

Hi Tracy

Loving this stamp and all the wonderful glitter.

Hope Bobby is OK and improving.

Thanks for joining in at BTCG.

B x

Pops x said...

Its gorgeous i love how she sparkles, love the image too, hugs pops x

Nicola said...

Fabulous colouring and wonderful effect with the rock candy Tracy, she really looks amazing with all the glitter too.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers this week.
Nicola -x-

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow your first sweet pea and you rocked it girl!
I love your colors and all the sparkle!!

gina g said...

Hi Tracy Gorgeous card hun lovely image and fab colour. Thanks for joining Crafts and Me for our first challenge. luv gina xx

I have a sweet pea stamp up for grabs on my blog if your interested.xx

Becky said...

Wow! The glitter looks so gorgeous on the image!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash!
Love Becky xx

Chrissie said...

A lovely card Tracy, wonderful colouring and I love all that sparkle!
Thanks for joining in with Sketch & Stash.

Trimgym said...

Hi Tracy, lovely to see you joining us at CRAFT Challenge again this week. Great buttons card. Thank you for joining us and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Marcea said...

What a beautiful card!! Love the effect you have achieved, the shimmer is so pretty. Thankyou for joining us on Sweet Pea Stampers and also Crafts & Me this week

Debbie said...

Hi Tracy, your card is gorgeous I love the beautiful colours and the pretty shimmer effect you have achieved.
Debbie x

debby4000 said...

oh wow this is stunning, wonderful work Tracy.